1998 - The Aboriginal Support Circle commemorates the first Sorry Day at the OWN office with a prominent banner depicting Aboriginal and white women’s feet walking together with the word ‘Sorry’ blazoned across it.

1998 - A new name: the Aboriginal Support Circle

Untold Stories: Voice of Older Women is published.

Betty Little organises a meeting between the Aboriginal Study Circle and Indigenous women elders in Redfern but the elders stay away because they thought they were going to be ‘studied’. The ASC is therefore renamed as the Aboriginal Support Circle. The first Sorry Day is commemorated at the OWN office with a prominent banner depicting Aboriginal and white women’s feet walking together with the word ‘Sorry’ blazoned across it. 

Illawarra OWN launches from an idea by Maura O’Sullivan, a Bulli Community Centre worker. Their slogan is ‘life is so much better when you OWN it’. 

History is herstory too.

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